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    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Crimea’s Electricity Still Off As Blockade Continues And Activists Threaten To Block Ferries
    Dec02

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Crimea’s Electricity Still Off As Blockade Continues And Activists Threaten To Block Ferries

    The Russian-annexed peninsula of Crimea remains in the dark. Russian leaders have promised power will soon be restored, while Ukrainian activists say they are moving on to a sea blockade to completely isolate the annexed territory, local media reported Wednesday. “We have several stages. As we earlier announced: the full blockade of Crimea. First...

    VP Biden to address Ukraine’s parliament during Kiev visit
    Dec02

    VP Biden to address Ukraine’s parliament during Kiev visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will deliver an address to Ukraine’s parliament next week during a visit to Kiev, the capital. …read more Source: CNS...

    UN: Polio Outbreak in Ukraine Is a State of Emergency
    Dec02

    UN: Polio Outbreak in Ukraine Is a State of Emergency

    The World Health Organization is urging Ukraine’s health ministry to declare a state of emergency due to a polio outbreak, a move meant to prompt more action from the government in Kiev.In September, Ukraine announced two polio cases – the first in Europe since 2010.The… …read more Source:...

    Read Retired Cambridge Researcher’s Stunning Response to 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl’s Innocent Question
    Dec02

    Read Retired Cambridge Researcher’s Stunning Response to 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl’s Innocent Question

    A retired Cambridge researcher is facing harsh criticism after she reportedly refused to help a 13-year-old Israeli student “until there is peace with Palestine.” Queried by teenager Shachar Rabinovitch for a project regarding ancient horses, Dr. Marsha Levine, a former senior research associate for Cambridge’s McDonald Institute for...

    U.S. expects NATO allies to step up fight against Islamic State: Kerry
    Dec02

    U.S. expects NATO allies to step up fight against Islamic State: Kerry

    BRUSSELS – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has delivered a tough, unambiguous message to NATO members, including Canada, saying the United States expects them to do more in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.The blunt talk on Wednesday was particularly significant for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government,...

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine To Keep Defense Spending High
    Dec02

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine To Keep Defense Spending High

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his government will spend five percent of gross domestic product on defense and security next year, in a bid to strengthen the army in its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange
    Dec02

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange

    President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russian-backed separatists.Poroshenko announced the exchange on his official website, which showed a photograph of him meeting early… …read more Source:...

    Turkey and Russia: Days of Future Past?
    Dec02

    Turkey and Russia: Days of Future Past?

    Turkish-Russian relations, which could be described as hostile during the 1990s, have steadily improved after March 2003 as a result of disappearance of divisive issues such as Chechnya and the Kurds, convergence of Russia’s and Turkey’s stance on Iran, Syria and other states in the Middle East and North Africa before the Arab Spring,...

    Russia Warns Of Penalties On Kyiv After Failed Trade Talks
    Dec02

    Russia Warns Of Penalties On Kyiv After Failed Trade Talks

    Russia is likely to penalize Ukrainian imports starting in January after negotiators failed to agree on ways to address Moscow’s objections to Kyiv’s free-trade agreement with the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fighting corruption, Ukraine set to become Canada’s next trade partner
    Dec02

    Fighting corruption, Ukraine set to become Canada’s next trade partner

    Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has her marching orders: to implement the Harper government’s trade deal with Ukraine, a country struggling to contain widespread corruption among its public officials. The deal, which was announced by the Conservatives on July 14 as “concluded” but still needs to be implemented through...